Posted: Apr 25, 2014 10:24 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Apr 25, 2014 10:24 PM
Source: WBRZ, Associated Press
BATON ROUGE- The state's dilapidated bridges forced an even lower mark on a national list ranking the worst highway structures.
The state ranks thirteenth of the places with the most structurally deficient bridges.
The list was published almost two weeks after a state audit found the state Department of Transportation and Development needs to improve its inspections of Louisiana's bridges. But, DOTD Secretary Sherri LeBas noted the state wasn't deemed non-compliant on any bridge inspection benchmarks, but rather fell short of full compliance.
The state has a backlog of about $2.5 billion in repairs and funding for those projects is limited.
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